Advantages Of Roller Doors For Your Garage


If you're looking to update your garage door, you'll have encountered various operating mechanisms. One popular option is a roller door. Here are several advantages of this style.

Space Maximiser

Because of their opening mechanism, roller doors make the most of available space. They roll up vertically into a bundle above the garage opening. This allows you to park up close before operating. You don't need to allow space in front so the door can tilt outwards. If you have a small driveway with multiple cars, this action creates a more functional garage. It's also safer, as a swinging model can be hazardous to children and pets if they get in the road.

As well, because the rolled-up bundle sits neatly over the opening, you don't need to reserve ceiling area. Sectional doors, in contrast, extend horizontally overhead. Roller doors do require headroom, though, which is the distance between the top of the opening and the ceiling.

Design Variations

When selecting a garage door, it's essential to have design options that allow you to coordinate the door with the rest of your home's facade. Roller doors are available in assorted colours, ranging from neutral greys and creams to vibrant reds and greens. You can match it to your guttering, roof, trim or fence. The corrugations vary slightly, giving different looks. Typically, the wider the door, the deeper the ridges. With this diversity, roller doors suit a wide variety of architectural styles from traditional to contemporary. 

Motorisation Option

Torsion springs carry a lot of the weight of a roller door, making them easier to open manually. But you can also automate this style to conveniently operate it from your car with the help of a remote control. 


Typically using aluminium or steel, these doors are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Aluminium automatically resists rust due to an oxide layer that forms on its surface. For this reason, if you live in a coastal or humid northern region of Australia, an aluminium roller door is an ideal choice. This metal is also lightweight and easy to operate. 

While steel can at times be stronger than aluminium, certain varieties can rust. However, galvanised steel has a protective zinc layer, and powder coated polyester paint can add additional protection on top. Stainless steel in one form that does resist corrosion because of the chromium content within. Both aluminium and steel come in different grades and thickness and make ideal garage doors.


22 August 2019

Garage Doors: Dealing with Faulty Springs

When my garage door stopped working, I didn't have the first idea of what the problem might be. I contacted a local garage door repair service and they said they would send a contractor out to examine the door. Once the contractor had taken a look, he reported that the springs within the door mechanism were broken. He then got to work repairing the problem. Within an hour or two, my garage door was operational again. The contractor explained that he thought I had been opening the door incorrectly and placing too much strain on the springs. He gave me lots of useful tips which will help to avoid this problem in the future.